Matthew Szösz is a practicing artist and educator known primarily for his innovative use of glass to explore the relationship between experimentation, process and aesthetic product. He received his BFA, BID, and MFA(Glass) from Rhode Island School of Design.
He has been recognized internationally with awards such as the Irvine Borowsky Prize, the Jutta-Cuny Franz Prize, and a Tiffany Foundation Grant, and has completed residencies at the Corning Museum of Glass, Het Glazenhuis, the Danish Royal Academy, Toyama Institute for Glass Arts, Canberra Glassworks, Australia National University, Virginia Commonwealth University and others. He has been exhibited internationally as well, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Toyama Glass Art Museum. He is a founding member of the curatorial group Hyperopia Projects, and was Executive Director of Public Glass in San Francisco.
He has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Washington, Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and Bildwerk Frauenau among others. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife, Anna Mlasowsky.